Written by Tim on 09 February 2022

A simpler way to manage identities

Be honest – do the individuals in your team all use the same password(s)?

Did you know that 80% of data breaches are traced back to weak passwords; or that, on average, thirty accounts with passwords are needed per person? It’s a lot, isn’t it?!

Creating and managing user identities can be complicated. Businesses need to give their users productive working environments, without sacrificing security. They also need to enable remote work scenarios where employees, vendors and partners can access internal apps and those in the cloud.

But that’s where Hybrid Identity can help.

Hybrid Identity solutions from Azure offer all the tools you need to ensure your people can access internal or cloud apps and data, while you get a single, secure platform that’s easy to manage.

 

So, what does Hybrid Identity allow you to do?

 

Simplifies access and identity management

With Azure Active Directory, you can securely create and manage all user identities across your entire business from a single location. Your users get secure, single sign-on to all their resources, whether apps are on-premises or in the cloud.

 

Connects your workforce

Hybrid Identity solutions make it easier for employees, partners, vendors, and customers to use the apps and data they need, from any location. It starts with single sign-on. Then you can extend the solution with VPN Gateway and Azure Networks to create truly hybrid solutions, such as connecting to your existing data centres or linking together different offices.

 

Safeguards business information

With Hybrid Identity solutions, you have the security you need with multi-factor authentication and role-based access. Perfect for hybrid environments, it’s all based on Microsoft security best practices.

 

 What do you get when you use Azure services for your identity management?

 

Azure Active Directory

This allows you to protect your business with a universal platform that manages and secures identities across platforms. You’ll have:

  • Single sign-on, including integrated cloud apps
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Automated user provisioning
  • Self-service password reset

 

VPN Gateway

Connect your on-premises networks to Azure in a similar way to setting up and connecting to a remote branch office.

  • Site-to-site VPN to connect your data centre to Azure
  • Point-to-point VPN to connect from anywhere

 

Virtual Network

Securely connect across resources by enabling secure remote access to on-premises and cloud resources from almost anywhere.

  • Hybrid solutions that run in the cloud but can connect to on-premises data sources with ease
  • Effortless scalability when you need it
  • Centralised control that reduces the cost and complexity of managing hardware/software
  • More flexible options for network routing structure and configuration

 

Sounds great, doesn’t it?

To find out more about Hybrid Identity or other features that Microsoft Azure has to offer, get in touch by giving us a call on 01625 837 800. We’ll be happy to help!

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